Monday, July 03, 2006

Booster shot

A good day for Lockheed Martin:
The Bush Administration said on Monday that it planned to sell Pakistan up to 36 advanced F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp. in a weapons package that could be worth more than $5 billion.
This is nothing new, of course, as the deal was firmed up back in March during Bush's trip then but was intially broached a year before that. But it is always nice to get a little confirmation that the plans are on track.

India, of course, are still not happy that this is happening, though they have little to complain about considering their own multi-billion dollar arms deal with the US. The scale of what can only be called a regional destabilisation program is truly massive and American arms dealers will be about the only parties to come out of this arms escalation with their always positive message of profit uber alles.


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